California Roots 2018 takes shape

For the past eight years since the inaugural California Roots Music and Arts Festival, there is always an early October date that rings significant to reggae-rock-rap lovers alike. It's been a long summer since the previous Cali Roots went down over Memorial Day Weekend, and with the transition to fall comes the transition to the […]

New Kingston ‘A Kingston Story: Come From Far’ review

After crafting three immaculate full albums of outstanding reggae tunes, New Kingston has returned this year with a much more “mature” release, a term that is usually code for either boring or uninspiring. Come From Far is our experience; as a family, as musicians and as human beings living in a world where anything is […]

New Kingston drops video for “Ready”

New Kingston fans, rejoice! The boys are back on track and heating up the early bits of the Autumnal Equinox by releasing a beautifully produced music video for their track “Ready” off latest EP Kingston Fyah which was released earlier this year. New Kingston is currently on their Fall Tour with Sensamotion, so check them […]

Iration and Pepper announce Hawaiian Punch Winter 2016 Tour

It would only be deemed appropriate that two Hawaiian reggae greats would team up to do something called a “Hawaiian Punch Tour”, and who better to lead the fruit drink-themed campaign than the goofball members of Pepper and Iration? Both bands have made major waves in the reggae scene within the recent years, especially with […]

New Kingston “Honorable” music video

First premiered in 2006, the Brooklyn based freight-train reggae band, which teeters along the rails of reggae, dancehall and R&B is quite literally a family affair. New Kingston, which is comprised of three brothers Stephen, Courtney Jr., and Tahir, is joined by their father Courtney Sr. who plays bass and occasionally the percussions. Today, the […]

The Observatory presents One Love Cali Reggae Festival

The Observatory Theater in Santa Ana, California has hosted amazing talent over the years, especially in the reggae genre! This year, however, the southern California venue has taken upon itself to host a festival like never before: a one-day all-ages reggae-palooze entitled the One Love Cali Reggae Festival on Saturday, February 13th 2016. With the […]

Rebelution Announces Winter Greens Tour

Rebelution, from Santa Barbara, California will be on tour with New Kingston from Brooklyn, New York. The tour, called the Winter Greens Tour starts in Florida in early January of next year. The tour will remain on the east coast with New Kingston only, and then continue in California with the artist, Protoje from Jamaica. […]

New Kingston “Protect Me” music video

Sometimes the best places in the world are in your backyard. The New Kingston family illustrated this simple fact by showcasing their hometown of Brooklyn, New York for the official “Protect Me” music video coming off their latest album Kingston City. Shots of iconic the Kings Theater can be seen throughout the video along with […]

The 3rd Annual Carolina Sessions

The 3rd Annual Carolina Sessions, put together by the people of California Roots, is taking place on October 3, 2015 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It includes such heavy hitters as 311, SOJA, and Steel Pulse, along with J. Boog, Stick Figure, Passafire, and more. The event will take place at Myrtle Beach Pavilion from […]

New Kingston performs “Empress Love” acoustic

Episode 79 from the folks over at Sugarshack Sessions invites New Kingston to the stage to perform their throw-back track “Empress Love” from the album In The Streets. As usual New Kingston displays another flawless session under a beautiful backdrop brought to you by Sugarshack Sessions. Check back soon because New Kingston will be dropping […]

New Kingston announces “The Protect Me Tour”

East Coast natives New Kingston just announced a huge nationwide tour titled “The Protect Me Tour” based off the single from their latest installment Kingston City. “Protect Me” is the eighth track from the LP which blasted off to the #1 spot on Billboard, making the debut under Easy Star Records a smash hit. The […]

California Roots: The Carolina Sessions 2015

California Roots is proud to announce the full lineup for its third annual event this fall with a brand new location to boot. 311, SOJA and Steel Pulse will be joined by other hard hitting artists on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the beautiful Myrtle Beach Pavilion located just steps away from hotels, the beach, […]

New Kingston’s “Today” music video

New York City-based reggae band New Kingston premiered the video for ‘Today’ from their third album Kingston City, released on February 23rd via Easy Star Records. The video for “Today” was filmed both in and near the city of Kingston, Jamaica, in scenic locations like Harbor View and Waterhouse. Read our recent review of New […]

New Kingston’s 2015 “Kingston City Tour”

Starting on March 17, 2015,  New Kingston from Brooklyn, New York will start their spring tour in California and then head on over to Ohio and even Virginia. New Kingston is bringing their modern-day reggae music to various venues with the likes of Arise Roots and Kimie from Hawai’i. After just releasing their latest album, […]

New Kingston’s ‘Kingston City’ album review

Good things happen to good people, so the saying goes. This is inherently true for East Coast natives New Kingston as their career in the music industry recently got a little bit sweeter by joining forces with heavyweight independent reggae label Easy Star Records. “New Kingston definitely stands out in the current scene,” says Easy […]